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I am pleased to make my final contribution in the Parliament during this important debate on forced marriages. The Forced Marriage etc (Protection and Jurisdiction) (Scotland) Bill can, and I hope will, make a profound difference to people’s lives. As a Law Society witness rightly described the situation, “although forced marriage is low incidence, it has an extremely high...
To ask the Scottish Executive what the average cost is of training a (a) primary and (b) secondary school teacher.
To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made since 2007 on delivering equal pay for women in (a) each local authority, (b) the Scottish Government and (c) the private sector.
Former Labour MSP for North East Scotland
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 1 May 2003 — Election
Left the Scottish Parliament on 23 March 2011 — Election
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